II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Oystercard (the “Card”) was launched in 2003. The current demand is around 11 000 000 cards per year comprising of 16 variants. The Cards enable TfL to collect a significant proportion of its 4 800 000 000 GBP plus revenue from customers using TfL services and some concessionary services. There are a number of variants printed with different artwork to meet the needs of different users of cards.
The version of the cards currently in use is the MIFARE DESFire EV1 cards. Introduced by TfL in 2010, the DESFire card is a multiprocessor card with 2 000 memory and utilises 112 bit keys in AES mode (and there are also some 4 000 memory variants of this card in use). The framework agreement resulting from this procurement will last for four (4) years with no option to be extended. The forecasted value of these orders is between 6 000 000 GBP and 9 000 000 GBP per annum at current levels of demand although this demand may vary.
In order to maintain service continuity, agility and provide competition, it is expected that at least three suppliers will be selected for the Framework Agreement. A maximum of 4 suppliers is intended, as this should be sufficient to meet business requirements and generate the appropriate level of competition for call-offs.
All cards supplied will be required to comply with the TfL Card Specification and Artwork which will form a schedule to the contract. Cards will be required in 15 different variants physically compliant with ISO 7810 ID-1 as follows:
— 14 variants with 2k NXP MIFARE DESFire EV1 memory chips, of which 1 variant is plain white and the other 13 variants are printed on both sides with artwork,
— 1 variant with 4k NXP MIFARE DESFire EV1memory chips, mostly plain white with minimal artwork printed on one side.
Out of scope:
The services of enablement, fulfilment and personalisation are not included in the scope of this procurement. TfL will enable the supplied Cards onto the TfL Revenue Collection System and will fulfil customer orders by loading specific travel products and entitlements where required, and will personalise cards for individual users where required.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Technical
/ Weighting: 60
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: No
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: